Nigel Dettelbach.

Nigel Dettelbach has great taste in music, as this Lucky 13 questionnaire proves. This is no surprise, considering Dettelbach is the bassist for Slipping Into Darkness, one of the Coachella Valley’s best-known bands. The group released the album Shurpedelic in August and has been spending much of November on tour throughout California and Mexico. For more information, visit Here are the aforementioned answers by Dettelbach to The Lucky 13.

What was the first concert you attended?

It must have been a good one, because I can’t recall it. The best one I can remember was the Black Lips in 2007 at the Glass House in Pomona. I was with all of my friends/forefathers of the SHURP revolution.

What was the first album you owned?

If were talking vinyl, then Beatles’ Abbey Road.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Los Saicos, Black Lips, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, and Iggy Pop and the Stooges.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

Crazzy Lirasis from Desert Hot Springs.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

Deep Purple with Ritchie Blackmore on guitar.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?

Money Man from Desert Hot Springs.

What’s your favorite music venue?

The Crescent Ballroom in Phoenix.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

Any song from Spinal Tap.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

The Beatles, James Jamerson, Jaco Pastorius, Deep Purple, Spinal Tap and the original Alice Cooper lineup. Need I say more?

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

Thomas Escobar: Who woke you up?

What song would you like played at your funeral?

I’ll leave that to friends and family.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Alice Cooper’s Love It to Death.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

“A Minha Menina” by Os Mutantes. (Scroll down to hear it.)
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Brian Blueskye

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Brian Blueskye moved to the Coachella Valley in 2005. He was the assistant editor and staff writer for the Coachella Valley Independent from 2013 to 2019. He is currently the...